What are the odds?! Pigeons gets shot by cannon

A pigeon was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time as it flew in front of a ceremonial cannon being fired in Malta today (November 2).

Good news for the bird, however, as Malta hasn't used live ammunition for these cannons since the 19th century. Blank rounds just for show were used to mark midday.

The filmer, Karl Oliver, was on honeymoon in Malta when he decided to visit the Saluting Battery with his fiancée.

Oliver said: "We went to the saluting battery for the second time as it was raining the first, front row tickets."

He later added: "Then when we were looking through the footage frame by frame, we noticed the pigeon ceased to exist after the firing."